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Learn more about your septic systems, keep Lake Tapps clean

The free workshop also offers homeowners a chance to save money on septic work.

Tell King County what you think about the trail system

The public survey will be open through Oct. 5.

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Nation-wide emergency notification test coming October

This will be the first time the Wireless Emergency Alerts system will be tested across the country.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff accept contract | UPDATED

A strike was averted last night when bus drivers and nutrition workers accepted their contract, but a union representative says few people are happy.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Brush fire burns 12 acres, several buildings and vehicles

This incident represents an example of strong mutual aid networks, said East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Backer.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Buckley-South Prairie bridge closed permanently

A settled pier has changed how weight is distributed on the bridge.

Area schools expected to begin year on time

As the school year inched closer, the Dieringer and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts threatened to strike. At the last minute, it appears teachers and districts have tentative agreements, which will be voted on during their respective Sept. 4 meetings.

New start for ‘second-chance citizens’

Bonney Lake native Skyler “Sky” RIch, a student at Calvin College in Michigan, started a company to help those released from jail to re-integrate back in society.

At the wheel of driving curriculum for Saudi women

An Enumclaw local visited Saudi Arabia to get a feel for what the country — and its women — need when it comes to driving curriculum.

Bring back the pit bull

Breed doesn’t a dangerous dog make.

Enumclaw, Buckley start their own annual clean-up days

Following in Bonney Lake’s footsteps, local Jeri Gamblin hopes the rest of the Plateau can start their own annual beautification events.

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

The first-ever public showing of “Big Blue: A Fishy Tale” is being hosted at The Chalet on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.

Sumner School District teachers, staff talk about strike

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, but teachers, bus drivers and nutrition workers are discussing what pay raises they deserve, and whether or not to go on strike.

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act II

How exactly did you think he became popular with the masses back in the time of the Plague?

Bonney Lake’s Chief For A Day officially sworn in

Rory Thayse was diagnosed with leukemia during the last winter holiday season, but six months of intensive treatment look to have been successful so far.